05/11/2014 Reading Islam: Culture of Coexistence

This lecture by Dr Saeko Yazaki, Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow in Religious Studies, explores Muslim interactions with non-Muslims in the past and present. It begins with her current research areas: Muslim-Jewish relations and Judaeo-Arabic literature in al-Andalus (medieval Spain), as well as the career of a Palestine origin Jewish scholar who attempted to follow the social structure of al-Andalus as the basis for coexistence of Jews and Arabs in twentieth-century Palestine. The talk will then go on to discuss some of her activities outside the University addressing issues on Muslims in the UK. This will included a summary of her work with the Centre of Islamic Studies at Cambridge University and the "Contextualising Islam in Britain II" report as well as explorations of conversions to Islam, especially from a female perspective.

  • Date: Wednesday 5 November, 2014
  • Venue: Humanities Lecture Theatre, Main Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ
  • Doors open: 5.30pm
  • Event begins: 6.00pm

First published: 14 November 2014